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orgiVe our pride. We think the Methow Valley is a pretty special place, made even more so by the incredible range of products our residents make — things you can enjoy here or take home. Not only are they varied, Methow Valley products are also of uniformly high quality. There’s a reason for that. Our producers — the overarching term we use to describe the people who sell vegetables, fruits, custom meats, coffee, beer, wine, cider, bread, pastries, clothing, art, crafts, home and yard furnishings, knives, bikes, yarn, fabrics and personal care products that we call “Methow Made” — are small companies, in many cases single-proprietor operations. To survive and thrive in our rural economic base, they must offer things that are original, unique and especially representative of our community. They are motivated by exacting standards, personal creativity, outside-thebox innovation, artistic expression, self-sufficiency and an abiding regard for our environment. They are creators, entrepreneurs, experimenters — and businesspeople. Marketing, however basic or complex, is key to their success. The Methow Made program was created by TwispWorks, the small-business development campus in Twisp that is also

home to many local artists. Methow Made, a marketing and branding program, was designed to help our producers develop and reach their markets, here and outside the valley (visit http://methowmade. com for more details). For the past several years, Methow Made and the Methow Valley News have partnered to produce the annual Made in the Methow magazine, your guide to the best of our local offerings. Made in the Methow is intended to showcase the imagination, energy and passion of valley residents who make things you can take home to remember us by. A delightful part of the Methow Valley experience is discovering for yourself what inspires our local producers. In many cases, you can do that in person, where they work. You’ll also find their products at farmers markets, galleries, studios and retail outlets throughout the valley. Look for the Methow Made displays in many local stores. For a quick overview of local producers, please peruse our Made in the Methow business directory, which provides basic details about our advertisers, most of whom also offer websites with more information about products and how to order them. You will enjoy getting to know them. Don Nelson



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mAde in THe meTHoW Don Nelson, publisher/editor Darla Hussey, design Sheila Ward, advertising Dana Sphar, ad design/production Rebecca Vaughan, office manager ConTriBuTorS Ashley Lodato Ann McCreary Don Nelson Mandi Donohue Marcy Stamper A publication of the Methow Valley News P.O. Box 97, 502 S. Glover St., Twisp, WA 98856 (509) 997-7011 • fax (509) 997-3277 on the cover: Masterpoint Designs offers purpose-built packs made by designer Ian Ross in Twisp.

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The magic of the methow ...

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The TwispWorks story Supporting a healthy local economy through community involvement

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Julie Langeberg fashions practical bags and purses from used bike-tire tubes

A cut above the rest

Thomson’s Custom Meats is a local institution, but its owners are looking to the future

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The magic of the Methow ... ... is in every one of our locally made products By Don Linnertz, Executive Director TwispWorks


rom lowland prairies to mountain steppes, the Methow Valley is rich in natural resources and breathtaking scenery. With such abundance all around us, it’s no surprise that the valley has become home to hundreds of artists, small manufacturers, craftspeople, farmers and producers whose entrepreneurial spirit creates the backbone of our local

creative economy. In small communities like ours, the concept of shopping local takes on a special meaning. The beeswax candles, hand-milled soaps or blown glass tumblers you purchase at the farmers market were made just around the corner. The freshly roasted coffee beans, artisanal cheeses or handcrafted beers enjoyed at a local restaurant came from a few storefronts down. The heirloom tomatoes, heritage grains or clover honey you find in the grocery store aisle were harvested just over the next hill. When you buy locally made products here it’s “neighbor helping neighbor” at its finest.

Methow Made products can be found throughout the valley at special retail displays. Look for the Methow Made logo to buy local. Photo courtesy of TwispWorks


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It’s an investment not just in a business, but in a way of life.

To buy it, you need to find it

Five years ago, TwispWorks created the Methow Made Program. Initially made possible by a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Methow Made provides sales, marketing and retail support to local producers and artisans. To qualify, a member must make or grow their product here in the Methow Valley. TwispWorks continues to manage and grow the Methow Made program both in the number of participants in the program and in the benefits available to members. One new opportunity for Methow Made members is the Methow Investment Network. Managed by TwispWorks, the Methow Investment Network connects businesses needing capital to grow with people looking to invest locally. If you are part of a local business and would like to learn more about Methow Made of if you are interested as a potential investor in the Methow Investment Network, please contact Hannah

McIntosh, TwispWorks’ Healthy Economy Program Manager, at

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This Made in the Methow special publication is a partnership between TwispWorks and the Methow Valley News and is designed to showcase many of the local business who deserve your support. But buying Methow Made goes beyond supporting a single business or craftsperson. It has an additional, profound affect in that it creates a multiplier effect for your investment boosting the local economy. Your dollars support the retailer selling the product, the producer making the product and the community through tax revenue. It’s a winwin-win. Not to mention that the quality, craftsmanship and value of Methow Made products are stellar. You can find Methow Made products in retail locations throughout the Methow Valley — just look for the Methow Made logo. Or you can visit the Methow Made Facebook page or web site. So shop local. Buy Methow Made!


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The TwispWorks story Supporting a healthy local economy through community involvement By Don Linnertz, Executive Director TwispWorks


ounded in 2009 on the site of the historic Twisp Ranger Station, TwispWorks’ mission is to increase the economic vitality of the Methow Valley through education, agriculture, technology, arts and culture. To do that, we deliver programs and services supporting individuals, businesses and industries that make the Methow Valley home. To advance our mission and vision of a healthy local economy, TwispWorks focuses on three pillars: place, partners and programs.


The TwispWorks campus has undergone significant renovations. Most outdoor areas have been beautified and many buildings have been


rehabilitated. Today, more than 38,000 square feet of space has been made usable. TwispWorks has become a place where people and ideas come together and where creative enterprise thrives. People are welcome to visit the campus, tour artists’ studios, shop local producers, stroll the gardens, grab a bite to eat, enjoy a locally crafted beer, take a class or visit with friends and neighbors. The Plaza@TwispWorks is an outdoor performance and community space located in the heart of the TwispWorks campus. The Plaza creates a welcoming space for the entire community and is a place where arts, culture and the natural environment are celebrated. The newly installed splash pad is a hit with kids of all ages!


The TwispWorks campus is home to more than 35 partners spanning manufacturers, artists, producers, professional service providers, nonprofits and civic organizations. TwispWorks and our partners have created dozens of jobs and brought additional revenue to the town of Twisp. Come to the campus and check them out!

The TwispWorks campus just keeps growing! Memorial Day 2017 marked the opening of the new Plaza at TwispWorks. Photo courtesy of TwispWorks


TwispWorks delivers programs, services and educational opportunities for individuals and businesses who live and operate in the Methow Valley as well as programs supporting youth and community engagement. TwispWorks’ Methow Made program provides sales, marketing and retail support to more than 40 local producers and artisans. You can find Methow Made products at

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retail locations throughout the Methow Valley — just look for the Methow Made logo! TwispWorks leads the conversation around what defines a healthy economy and how local government, businesses, industries and the community at-large can work together to build a sustainable and vibrant economy. Today, TwispWorks serves as a model for what is possible when people, place and ideas come together.


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Julie Langeberg, who has been a seamstress all her life, makes purses and bags out of used bike tubes and bike parts. Photo by Ann McCreary

Rubber match Julie Langeberg

fashions practical bags and purses from used bike-tire tubes By Ann McCreary


ulie Langeberg of Mazama has been a seamstress all her life, sewing everything from baby clothes to upholstery. Recently, she started working with rubber. 6

Langeberg has been creating purses and bags out of used bike tubes and bike parts, producing a unique recycled product. The project got started through a collaboration with Methow Cycle & Sport, a bike and ski shop in Winthrop. It’s proved to be mutually beneficial, said Julie Muyllaert, co-owner of the store. Methow Cycle & Sport sells and rents different kinds of bikes, including the increasingly popular fat bikes. As a result of the growth of fat

biking Methow Valley, “we have seen more tubes come through the shop,” Muyllaert said. “It got me thinking. What could we do with these fat tire tubes?” Muyllaert said. “We are always looking for ways to reduce the materials coming in, reuse what we can, and recycle the rest.” The shop collected used tubes of all sizes in a box, and would periodically send them to a manufacturer in Seattle where they were made into messenger bags, backpacks and other products.

At a gathering of fat bike riders last February in the Methow Valley, a participant showed up with purse made out of fat bike tubes. Muyllaert took a photo and showed it to Langeberg. Langeberg was already making bike products for the store, including small bags made of vinyl to attach to bike frames, and larger bags for bike packing. She also sewed pogies — mitts that attach to fat bike handlebars to keep riders’ hands warm in winter. When Muyllaert showed • 2017 Made in the Methow •

Langeberg the photo of the bike tube purse, Langeberg was immediately intrigued. She asked if there were any bike tubes she could have and was shown the box of old tubes at the store. She pulled some of the discarded bike tubes out of the box, took them home and went to work. Langeberg discovered that if she cut the fat bike tube open, washed it and dried it and laid it flat, it provided excellent material for a purse. “It’s stretchy and pliable and forgiving to work with,” she said. “I started folding it and trying to figure out what it’s going to look like,” Langeberg said. She sewed the tube it into a pouch with a flap. Then she took a buckle from on of her belts and sewed it on the flap, and used a skinny tube for the purse handle. “I went in the next day and said, ‘Look what I made!’ I get so excited for someone else to see what I created from the photo I looked at,” Langeberg said.

Creative collaboration

“That started our collaboration,” said Muyllaert. “It has been a very creative, inspiring project that has evolved based on the materials.” Since Langeberg only had one belt buckle at home to spare, she came up with another idea

Julie Muyllaert, co-owner of Methow Cycle & Sport, provides materials for Julie Langeberg’s creations. Photo by Ann McCreary

for fasteners — old bike parts. She asked if the bike shop had any spare parts, and was told to help herself to a large bin full of metal scraps. “I was in heaven,” she said. She dug out old spokes and cogs, took them home and cleaned them off. Then she started pulling them apart and bending them with pliers into new shapes. Soon she started adding zippers as part of the bags, and attached bike tire valve stems for the zipper

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pulls. She created different sizes and styles of bags, using different colors of thread to contrast with the black of the bags. A woman visiting Methow Cycle & Sport saw Langeberg’s bags on display, and requested a custom-made passport holder to take with her on a 1,000 mile ride in France. Langeberg made the bag and added it to her collection of styles. “Now there are six styles in four thread colors. They look and feel like leather, and are

totally all recycled bike parts. It’s exciting for me to repurpose materials into cool, useful art,” Langeberg said. The bags are displayed at the front of the store and are proving to be a popular item. “Our biggest challenge is having enough fat tire tubes,” Muyllaert said. The bike shop may need to seek out other sources or encourage customers to bring in their old tubes to keep Langeberg supplied, she said.


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Diana and Chris Thomson have built their business through hard work and investing in upgrades and equipment. Photo by Mandi Donohue

A Cut Above The Rest Thomson’s Custom Meats is a local institution, but its owners are looking to the future By Mandi Donohue


or Chris and Diana Thomson, owners of Thomson’s Custom Meats in Twisp, retirement has been calling for quite some time. “We haven’t had three days 8

off in a row in 20 years,” Chris says. “If we had a week off, it might be a whole different ball game.” Like many small businesses in the Methow Valley that have developed a reputation for high-quality local products, Thomson’s Custom Meats has relied on the exhaustive — and exhausting — devotion of its owners. The transition dilemma — to sell, or simply close the doors — is one that faces many of those owners as they contemplate what’s next in their lives. Since 2007, the Thomsons have been selling customized

and retail meat out of their 8,000-square-foot facility on Twisp-Carlson Road. It’s truly been a labor of love. Lots of labor. And after investing hundreds of thousands of dollars into the business, while running all aspects of it themselves, the couple is now feeling the fatigue. The “for sale” sign is up on the door of Thomson’s Custom Meats — with mixed emotions for the owners. “Diana likes it and loves the people,” Chris says. “We have really good customer base so she kinda feels on the fence about letting it go and letting

them down. I tell her eventually we have to live our life too because you don’t live forever.” “Diana broke her back two years ago and my right shoulder needs to have surgery, and then this other shoulder hurts. I mean, I’ve done it for 38 years and we’re just tired,” Chris adds. “I’ve been working almost every night, seven days a week, most nights until midnight. Then at two or three in the morning, I have to get up and start over the next day, and I am burned out. I am tired.” How do you walk away, knowing the legacy you’ve created could end at a moment’s notice? But how can you not • 2017 Made in the Methow •

walk away when your body has nothing left to give? People have mentioned buying the 3-acre property from the Thomsons, but not for the same use. “I just don’t want to see it go away,” Chris says. “To me it’s important. I can’t be the only one, I hope, because we need this in our community.”

A long legacy

Thomson’s Custom Meats not only does retail sales (one record-breaking weekend last year selling as much as $40,000 worth of goods from the tiny cold case), but also sells various items to local businesses — everything from Canadian bacon to East 20 Pizza, to sausages for The Mazama Store’s brat night. “It’s fun to do that kind of stuff for people. We do all the restaurants for the most part,” Chris says. Local business like Old Schoolhouse Brewery use Thomson’s walk-in cooler space to store barreled beer. Aside from restaurant clientele, Chris also processes the meat for deer hunters every fall. Without Thomson’s, it’s uncertain where the hunters would go. “There are guys that have been bringing deer here for the last 67 years” through several family generations, Chris says

Chris Thomson is familiar with the long history of what was once called Methow Valley Meats. Photo by Mandi Donohue

Annually, Thomson’s processes an average of 300 to 350 deer during hunting season. Then there are the elk, moose and bear that also come in. The year after the 2014 fires, more than 600 deer were processed. “In this valley, the direction people are gonna go with their families, with their mini-farms and the quality of the food, you have to have a meat plant to process your stuff,” Chris says. “The one in Tonasket burned down. Okanogan Custom Meats, they closed that one down. There’s no place for people to go anymore that do what we do.” From the start, Chris has felt a connection to the area and this business. “Years ago as a

little kid, my friend lived across the street [from what is now Thomson’s] when I was 9 or 10 years old. We’d walk across and then hang out here. Some of the meat guys would kind of let us walk through, and we fished up behind it … so this place means a lot to me.” The building was built in the early 1900s and since the 1940s, the shop was solely responsible for all meat production throughout the valley. After butchering, the meat would be and distributed to surrounding grocery stores in the area. It’s a business that has provided jobs for almost a century. “Every time you talk to someone in the valley you hear, ‘Oh, I used to

work up there,’” Chris says. Chris is a wealth of knowledge about the store’s rich history, even starting from its very early beginnings. Looking through old historical photos, he knows all of the names, dates and faces of previous owners and the names of many who used to work there. The business started as Methow Valley Meats and prior to the Thomsons’ purchase, there were many owners and a time when the business had a poor reputation. To disassociate with that reputation, they had to change the business name. “Customers lost their meats, their deer was stolen, it was terrible … so I had to change the name. But it needs to go back to Methow Valley Meats because its been that name for 100 years,” Chris says.

True partnership

Chris and Diana met on a blind date when she was 26. Diana was raised on the East Coast, went to school in California and afterwards made her way north to Seattle. Chris came from the grocery scene in Seattle, working for Town & Country Foods and supplying various markets in the area. Having spent summers in the Methow Valley as a kid with his friend, Chris loved the area. When he inquired at the IGA

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“Mike Walker’s dad, who was retired at the time, spent a couple of weeks in there with me cutting beef cause that’s what he had done,” Chris says. “He was a meat cutter and then the store got built up as he went. That’s how the IGA got its start. And he showed me how to do that.” Chris spent five years at the IGA and then moved to Hank’s Harvest Foods in Twisp, where he worked for 15 years as the meat manager. Later on it was Lauren Cannon, who started Savannah Meats in Arlington, who taught Chris the ins and outs of charcuterie, or the smoking of meats. From there, he got another ham recipe “from an old guy in Spokane that owned a place called Bonanza Meats. I got his signature recipe and that’s what I use on my Canadian bacon, on my old fashioned bone-in hams,” Chris says. “I love making the sausages,” Diana says. “For me, the chicken sausage is my favorite. I love the Thai Chicken and Chicken Gruyere.”

High hopes for transition

Thomson Custom Meats’ popular specialty products are made on site. Photo by Mandi Donohue

in Winthrop about a job, they asked him to start in two weeks.

Diana joined him three months later with their children.

Chris will be the first to tell you, he is a better butcher than businessman. And finding and keeping good employees has been a challenge since day one. From the start, the couple has

done everything themselves, “Being an employee is easy,” Chris says. “You come in, put your time in and go. But when [as the owner] you have to worry about all of the mechanical rooms, all the ordering, all the special ordering, it’s too much. You have to be at five different places all the time. It takes a lot.” “It’s not a get-rich thing,” Chris says. “It’s a lot of physical work, a lot of lifting. You’ve gotta be kind of proud or happy about what you’re doing, more than looking for the dollar.” Since buying the business, the Thomsons have spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on upgrades and equipment. They have grown the business to such an extent, and created such inherent market value, that to find a buyer could prove difficult. “Me and Diana don’t have money,” Chris says. “Everything we have is in this building. We can’t afford to completely hand it over.” For someone else with business sense, the possibilities are endless. Chris has high hopes for someone in their 30s— younger, energetic and passionate — to buy the business. “There are people that know a lot more than I do that could come in here and do a lot better job than I do. But just finding them, I don’t know how,” he says.

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Chris has reached out to TwispWorks, in hopes of exploring a community venture. “We don’t have a lot of good jobs in this valley. So from that aspect its really important to keep it going,” he says. “We just need to get the word out, and I think between the community and TwispWorks, we can still keep this thing here and have it under somebody else’s name,” he says. “We can come in and train people,” Chris adds. “And there’s all kinds of meat cutting schools that are going on that could happen here. There’s just all kinds of stuff you could do if you have a younger person here with the right energy.” “I wouldn’t mind gifting some of the business away as long as we have enough for retirement. We just want time to take a vacation,” Chris says. “I just don’t want this place to go away.”

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Leader of the packs Ian Ross handcrafts backpacks that are made to endure By Ashley Lodato


f you’re like most people, when you can’t find a backpack or specialty bag that you love, you settle on one that you like. But MasterPoint Designs owner/designer Ian Ross isn’t like most people. Back in 2007 when Ross couldn’t find the right messenger bag to suit his needs, he simply designed and built one for himself out of a recycled advertisement banner, sewing on a used machine purchased through eBay. When a few friends commissioned similar bags, Ross suddenly found himself in the business of design and production. “I’m self-taught,” says Ross. “I just channeled my high school Home Ec class.”

Ross also had a little bit of commercial sewing experience, due to the unusual job of stitching components of the suspension parts of prosthetics. That background, plus what he remembered from Home Ec, was enough to get him started on a career in design and production that is steadily gaining steam. “Once I had made a few of those messenger bags, I parlayed that into a job with Osprey Packs in their repair department. That’s where I learned the ins and outs of pack construction,” Ross says. Although Ross has a long history as a climber and mountaineer, it was during his years with Outward Bound that Ross really began to notice how equipment is used (and abused) by outdoorspeople, particularly those in institutional settings. “I started creating a Rolodex of features I would want in a pack,” says Ross, “and settled on a list of pitfalls as well—things that wear out quickly, like light

Left, Cara Christensen climbs with a pack by MasterPoint Designs. Photo by Christina Woodworth

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Where to Get the Goods Look for certified Methow Made products at these locations, or visit to learn where you can find Methow Made products within and beyond the Methow Valley.



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Methow Valley Community Center 201 S. Methow Valley Hwy, Twisp Saturdays 9am-Noon

WINTHROP Aspen Grove Evergreen IGA Methow Cycle & Sport Nectar Skin Care Bar Pardner’s Mini Market Rocking Horse Bakery Sun Mountain Gift Shop Winthrop Store TWISP Glover Street Market Hank’s Harvest Foods Yard Food CARLTON Carlton General Store


Mack Lloyd Park (Winthrop Barn) Hwy 20 and W. Chewuch Rd., Winthrop Sundays 10am-2pm

Methow Made makes it easy for people who love the Methow Valley to experience local products and flavors and to support our local economy. This 2017 Methow Made Guide connects you to the manufacturers, farmers, artisan food and beverage producers, artists and craftspeople who make their products with ingredients and/or labor from right here in the Methow Valley. For more information, visit or call us at (509) 997-3300.

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Textile/Surface Design Artist Sara Ashford uses solely natural dyes for her one-of-akind wearable & fine art pieces. Visit Sara’s studio and dye garden at TwispWorks and learn about her many classes.

Tim Odell’s fire pits are locally made by craftspeople and skilled metalworkers dedicated to quality and longevity, with many of the fire pits made from recycled scrap steel.

502 S. Glover St. (Twisp) (509) 341-4042 Follow her on Facebook!

1211 Cascade Dr. (Twisp) (509) 997-4766



Career –bureacrat turned knife maker Phil Millam handcrafts custom hunting and kitchen knives for clients, using a range of materials and designs.

Betsy Cassell-Thomas’s active outdoor line for men, women and children is work, climb, ski, run, bike and yoga-friendly. Betsy designs, dyes and sews everything herself from her home studio in Mazama.

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Hand-printed paper and fabric goods by artist/designers Laura Gunnip and Robin Doggett at their TwispWorks studio. See the antique press used to print most of their work and browse their shop.

Julie Langeberg sews a variety of products for cyclists, including “fat tire fashion” bags and purses from recycled bike tubes. She also makes pogies and frame, bar and top bags. Find Julie’s creations at Methow Cycle and Sport in Winthrop or order directly!

502 S. Glover St. (Twisp) (509)449-1081

29 WA-20 (Winthrop) (509)996-4477



Emily’s distinctive “sgraffito” carved mugs, plates, large mixing bowls, tumblers, vases and other handmade vessels are a reflection of her love of nature, cooking and the Methow Valley.

Custom, handmade blown glass by Samantha Carlin in her studio located at TwispWorks. Available at farmers markets, Methow Valley retailers and on her website.

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eqpd is reviving U.S. manufacturing with their multipurpose bags and protective gear for active, everyday life. Visit their shop at bldg. #7 on the TwispWorks Campus.

Healing salves, balms and oils created from predominately local plants including perfumes from downed pine branches, moisturizing antiseptics from cottonwood and more. Available at retailers throughout the Methow Valley.

502 S. Glover St. (Twisp) (509) 997-2010

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Beekeeper Dave Sabold harvests beeswax from his ten backyard colonies to create Gardner Gardens Beeswax Skin Cream, using all-natural coconut, almond oils and vitamin E. Available at Methow Valley retailers.

Bill Tackman and Katie Haven raise a small flock of sheep in the lower Methow Valley. They sell sustainably raised meat direct to customers, and their naturally dyed fiber products can be found at local retailers and their online store.

(509) 996-2522

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MCIVOR WOODWORKS Sustainably harvested and locally-sourced wood made into beautiful petroglyph panels and shaving accoutrements by woodturner Don McIvor. Available at the Winthrop Gallery and at the Confluence Gallery. (509) 997-9456

MOUNTAIN KIND PHOTOGR APHY Photography by Mary Kiesau and Merle Kirkley, featuring the landscapes, wildlife and people of the North Cascades and the Methow Valley. Available as calendars and cards at retailers throughout the Valley.

BEVERAGES BLUE STAR COFFEE ROASTERS Artfully roasted coffees, including the awardwinning Espresso Blend, available at their coffee bar and roasting plant just off Hwy 20. 3 Twisp Airport Rd. (Twisp) (509) 997-BLUE (2583)

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Nice Nests are species-specific nest boxes crafted from salvaged scrap wood and funky found hardware. Patrick’s studio can be found on the TwispWorks campus.

100% certified organic, Lariat coffee blends and roasts their beans to perfection and sends them out within 48 hours. Visit their roasting plant and tasting room on the Horizon Flats. 6 Horizon Flat Road #4 (Winthrop)

502 S. Glover St. (Twisp) (509) 699-0349

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Founded in 2016 by Bryan Putnam. Pinetooth is a small run label and print studio with a mission to create art for daily life: art that is worn, used or pinned up. Find Bryan’s work at his new location in Winthrop and on Facebook!

Lost River Winery produces high-quality wines at excellent prices. Visit their tasting rooms in Winthrop or in Seattle near Pike Place Market.

303 Riverside Ave. (Winthrop) (541) 337-5107

26 Highway 20 (Winthrop) (509) 996-2888



Russell’s Blacksmith shop is a one man production shop located in Carlton. Here blacksmith Dan Russell forges an extensive and ever expanding line of iron furnishings for the home. Find Dan’s work at his website and a variety of Methow retailers.

Award-winning hard ciders made with cider apples from old American, English, & French trees, grown on-site near the Chewuch River. Available at Valley and Washington retailers, or visit their tasting room.

SMILING WOOD YURTS Smiling Wood is a family-and-friend-owned business in Carlton, offering solutions for people seeking to live in the round. Their yurts are durable and aesthetically appealing, using high quality and environmentally friendly materials. (509) 997-2181

28 Highway 20 (Winthrop) (509) 341-4354

OLD SCHOOLHOUSE BREWERY Award winning beers, created with the choicest hops, perfectly malted grains, and the Methow’s famously delicious unfiltered, North Cascades water. 155 Riverside Ave. (Winthrop) 502 S. Glover St. (Twisp) (509) 996-3183



Nils Knudsen creates custom furniture and cabinetry showcasing the natural beauty of locally-sourced wood. Waterstone’s pieces are made to order, working with clients to create designs that fit specific needs. Find Nils in Winthrop and on Facebook!

Old-fashioned and organic hard ciders farm crafted with delicious Honey Crisp apples in the Methow Valley using solar power. Available at retailers throughout the Methow, Washington state, and at their taproom opening Summer 2017.

6 Horizon Flat Rd. #2 (Winthrop) (509) 683-2009

231 Riverside Ave. (Winthrop)




Bluebird’s distinctive 100% organic grains, including their signature Emmer Farro, are sold as whole grains, fresh-milled flour, and mixes for cereals, pancakes and pilafs. Find their products in the Valley and the Seattle and Spokane markets.

Sunny Pine’s organic goat’s milk chevre, feta, and yogurt is produced on the upper Twisp River, and includes both traditional and unique flavor profiles. Find them throughout the Methow and at Seattle-area retailers.

(509) 996-3526

(509) 997-4811



From traditional pastries to vegan delights and savory sandwiches made with local, organic and wholesome ingredients — you’ll find it all at Cinnamon Twisp Bakery.

Texas Creek’s award-winning hot sauces are produced from locally grown peppers and tomatoes. Their Pure Evil Capsaicin Drops add heat to any food without changing the flavor.

116 N. Glover Street (Twisp) (509) 997-5030

(800) 231-2607



Crown S Ranch combines traditional farming with innovative technology to raise sustainable beef, pork, sheep, chicken, turkeys, rabbits and eggs.

Smoked meats, handcrafted sausages, pork, lamb, chicken, beef, bacon, jerky and more. All natural and locally-grown with no antibiotics.

7 Twin Lakes Rd. (near Winthrop) (509) 341-4144

992 Twisp-Carlton Rd. (Twisp) (509) 997-9353



Steve and Terri Dixon have been growing garlic at their riverfront home for more than 30 years. Their all natural garlic powder products are additive-free and hand-ground by Steve each fall. Find their products at Hank’s Market, Thomson’s Custom Meats or give them a call.

These flavorful heirloom organic apples, handpicked for their color and size, are available seasonally throughout the Methow Valley, at the Twisp Methow Valley Farmer’s Market or by phone. (509) 996-2644 Find them on Facebook!

(509) 997-7494



Each of the queens is known by name at this small family-run apiary in Mazama, where the kids help to harvest beautiful, golden honey made from pristine wildflower nectar. Found at Methow Valley retailers.

Kate MacDonald and Desmond Rabinowitz are owners of Vuktchr Farm in Twisp. Find their pure spun honey and pesticide-free fruits, vegetables and berries at retailers through the Valley and the farmer’s markets. (206) 612-1721

METHOW MASALA Locally handcrafted culinary creations, gourmet picnic provisions and small-batch Indian spice blends that celebrate the character and spirit of the Methow Valley. Located in Rocking Horse Bakery in Winthrop. 265 Riverside Avenue 509-996-4241

Visitors are welcome at the retail stores or facilities of the producers with addresses listed on these pages. Please visit the websites of other producers to learn about farm tours, events or other opportunities to visit. Support Methow Valley business — buy local!

ROCKING HORSE BAKERY Traditional and Eastern-influenced salads, sandwiches, breads, protein bars, sweet treats and gourmet spreads can be found around the valley or in their bakery. 265 Riverside Ave (Winthrop) (509) 996-4241

Methow Made is a program of TwispWorks, whose mission is to increase economic vitality in the Methow Valley through programs in agriculture, education, technology and art. Learn more at, or visit our campus at the intersection of Highway 20 and Glover Street in Twisp.

Ian Ross at the sewing machine. Photo by Christina Woodworth

mesh, Velcro and zippers.” With his pack designing and building business, MasterPoint Designs, Ross sees himself as trying to balance the new super lightweight aesthetic with the traditional focus on durability. “I’m trying to counteract a trend in the industry,” he says, “which is a movement away from highquality durable products in favor of light and gimmicky designs.” “If you bought a pack in the 1990s,” Ross continues [which I did], “unless you’ve upgraded you’re probably still using that same pack” [which I am]. “Things made back then were constructed to last,” Ross said.

Constant tinkering

Working in his Methow Valley studio, Ross tinkers constantly with the relationship between weight, durability and utility. “I

believe a good pack should be a trustworthy, reliable partner that will handle whatever you throw at it (or in it) for many years of adventuring,” he says. Ross grew up in Maryland and moved west in 2008 to San Francisco to open up one of Outward Bound’s urban centers. From there he moved into Outward Bound’s wilderness programs, where he met the woman who is now his wife: Megan Fraser, the associate director of Outward Bound’s program in Mazama. Love, marriage and the Methow being what they are, Ross needed to figure out employment in the valley. Fortunately, he says, the Methow Valley is an excellent place for an entrepreneur. “This place is so ripe and open for ventures like

MasterPoint Designs,” says Ross. “In fact, I might not have decided to start a business in another place. There is such a great contingent of climbers and outdoorspeople here, and they’ve been so welcoming of my venture. Lots of small businesses just thrive here.” Ross intends to be one of those businesses, but he’s working through some challenges. For starters, his products have a high price point; they’re not impulse buys. “Someone might suddenly decide to throw down $10 for some note cards or $20 for a calendar, but they’re not going to buy a $300 pack on a whim,” he says. And although MasterPoint’s packs are currently in stock in the Goats Beard Mountain Supplies shop in Mazama, Ross will need a wider audience in order to make the business fully viable. So he’s working on his marketing plan and his online presence outside the Methow Valley. Ross is doing this all in between other jobs, such as working full-time as a veterinary assistant at a local clinic and teaching local and off-site Wilderness First Responder courses for Mazama’s Wilderness Medical Training Center. When asked how he balances these two jobs with MasterPoint Designs, he

laughs. “I just run around like a chicken with my head cut off,” he says. Still, despite being in the trenches, Ross has time to contemplate his long-term vision for MasterPoint Designs. “I’d like to design a really solid institutional program pack for colleges and organizations like Outward Bound,” he says. “Students are notoriously hard on gear, especially when they’re just borrowing or renting it. I want to design a pack that is simple, super durable, and easily adjustable with interchangeable parts.” None of the large pack companies are currently filling this niche, and Ross sees an opportunity. “I’m also working on some new ski packs for backcountry skiing,” he says. “They’re like modernized basket packs, ultradurable, like a small haul bag with some structure.” No matter the pack or its purpose, Ross has a single driving force with every piece of equipment he designs and constructs. “I want to create something you can build a relationship with,” he says. Like his packs, Ross and MasterPoint Designs are in it for the long haul. For more information about Ian Ross’s products, visit www.


Methow Grown A directory of farm-grown products from the Methow Valley

Antiques and collectibles.

Vintage home and garden décor.

A variety of recycled, repurposed and locally made items.

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Hot & cold comfort From coffee and

wine to cider and beer, we’ll take care of your thirsts


e’re not ones to encourage heavy drinking, but the range of excellent things to imbibe that can be found in the Methow Valley will tempt your tastes all day long. Start and finish the day with coffee (an afternoon latte is not a bad thing either), and fill in with selections from the heady assortment of wines, beers and ciders made right here. Most of our local brews and libations can be found in stores, restaurants and bakeries or can be ordered online. In some cases, you can visit the source. A couple of things to note: In case you missed it, the Methow Valley Ciderhouse has moved to a new location on Highway 20 next to the ball field in Winthrop. They also serve food. The storefront on Riverside Avenue that used to be Trail’s End Bookstore will soon be a taproom for Sixknot Ciders (Sinclair Orchards). And Old

Cider and more cider: Sixknot and Methow Valley Ciderhouse varieties are Methow Valley favorites. Photo by Don Nelson

Schoolhouse Brewery now has a taproom at the TwispWorks campus. Unfortunately, since the Twisp River Pub was heavily damaged by a fire in 2016, the pub is no longer producing its well-regarded craft beers.

Blue Star Coffee Roasters

Producer of small-batch,

award-winning, artisan-roasted coffee in a variety of roasts, including seasonal offerings. Drop by headquarters in Twisp for a variety of coffee offerings (plus pastries) in an intimate setting that is a favorite hangout for locals. 3 Twisp Airport Road, Twisp (509) 997-2583

Lariat Coffee Roasters

Producer of award-winning single-source, organic/fair trade coffee in a variety of roasts. Buy the blends fresh from the roaster at headquarters on Horizon Flats, along with gifts and coffee-making equipment, as well as Black Colt coffee concentrate. 6 Horizon Flats Road, No. 4, Mr./Mrs. Newspaper Reader Anytown, USA now

taproom now open at


Proudly serving quality craft beer, wine & cider 21+, outside food welcome

502 S. Glover St, Twisp, WA (509) 997-0902 14

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Lost River Winery

Boutique winery that produces a variety of awardwinning white and red wines. Stop at the tasting room on the west side of Winthrop, next door to the Methow Valley Ciderhouse. 26 Highway 20, Winthrop (509) 996-2888

Methow Valley Ciderhouse

Variety of award-winning ciders made from apples grown in the valley, plus a full-service menu and frequent free entertainment on weekend evenings. 28 Highway 20, Winthrop (509) 341-4354

Produces variety of awarding-winning ales at the on-site brewery, and now has a taproom site on the TwispWorks campus. Full-service menu, and free entertainment most weekend evenings. 155 Riverside Ave., Winthrop (509) 996-3183

Sinclair Orchards and Ciderhouse

Look for Methow Valley products side-by-side at local stores. Photo by Don Nelson

Producers of Sixknot Cider, made from certified organic apples grown at the Sinclair orchard and by other local orchardists. Look for a new taproom that is under construction on Riverside Avenue in Winthrop. PO Box 906 Twisp, WA 98856 (509) 997-0202


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Local Beef. Buy local at a great price! Huge selection of local and regional wines, and the largest selection of fine cheese in Eastern Washington.


Hwy 20, Twisp

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Flavored by Methow meadows Sunny Pine Farm’s

cheese and Doubletree Farm’s milk reflect their local origins By Marcy Stamper


verything in farming changes with the season — milk is no different,” said Sam Thrasher, owner of Doubletree Farm, a cow-milk dairy just south of Twisp. “The production and the flavor change — the grass is so sweet.” These days, most Americans have grown accustomed to the consistently bland flavor of commercially produced milk. When people notice those seasonal variations — for example, the rich, earthy taste of milk when cows get fresh spring grass — Thrasher is reminded of the way people reared on Aunt Jemima react when they first

taste genuine maple syrup from her native Vermont. Carl Rapp, co-owner of Sunny Pine Farm, prizes the distinctive local characteristics of the goat cheese and yogurt they produce on the upper Twisp River. “The flavor of the milk has a strong identity with Twisp. There’s a strong connection between place and product,” he said. The unique flavor of Sunny Pine’s goat cheese also comes from individual breeds of goats. Sunny Pine has a variety of breeds in its herd of 150 goats, but specializes in Guernseys, a rare breed that produces especially tasty milk, said Rapp. “Guernseys are very gentle and smart, with sweet, highbutterfat milk,” he said. “Guernseys are also less heavy on the ‘goaty’ flavor. A lot of people have tried goat cheese and found it not to their liking. But they try ours and really like it.” There are only 2,000 Guernseys worldwide, and Sunny Pine has the largest

Sunny Pine Farm goats: The farm’s cheese varieties are “flying off the shelves” at retailers in the Methow Valley and beyond. Photo by Marcy Stamper

commercial herd in this country. “Guernseys have a nice disposition,” said Tania Gonzalez Ortega, Rapp’s wife and co-owner of Sunny Pine Farm. But they’re still goats. “If there’s a hole in the fence, they’ll figure out where it is. They’re

very curious and get into stuff,” she said. Doubletree Farm and Sunny Pine dairies are thriving in the always-challenging world of agriculture. Thrasher and Rapp both like working with animals, but they also appreciate the

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Where to find it

Doubletree Farm milk and Sunny Pine cheese are sold at Hank’s Harvest Foods and Glover Street Market in Twisp, Evergreen IGA in Winthrop, the Mazama Store and the Carlton Store. Doubletree Farm recently got state certification to produce raw milk, which will be sold

Running with it

Thrasher was raised around horses, but had no farming experience before she came to the Methow Valley. “But I was



an so

demand.” Beyond supplying stores and restaurants in the Methow, Rapp makes a weekly trip to Seattle to deliver cheese and sell at three farmers markets. The Ballard neighborhood market alone draws 14,000 people a day, said Gonzalez Ortega. “The cheese is literally sold before we make it,” said Rapp. Sunny Pine has maintained the line of fresh goat cheese started by the Welches. They make their soft, spreadable cheese in plain, honey-lavender, black pepper-garlic, parsleychive and garlic-basil, along with feta and yogurt. After being pasteurized, the goat milk is cultured and sits for 24 hours. It hangs for another 24 hours while the whey drains out. Finally it’s salted, flavored and vacuum-packed, said Lindsey Ashford, Sunny Pine’s cheesemaker. “If you only knew what it took to put one 6-ounce bit of cheese into that cup — it’s a three-day process,” she said.

Although Sam Thrasher got her first dairy cow nine years ago, developing a licensed commercial dairy was still a long-range dream. But after her barn burned in an electrical fire five years ago, she was able to rebuild with dedicated milking and processing rooms, along with areas for cows, horses and hay. Doubletree Farm started selling milk commercially last summer. That first cow came from the Methow Creamery, where Thrasher worked when she first came to the valley. When the dairy closed, she kept Precious, who only milked from three of her four teats. Precious had been born on the farm while Thrasher was there and she knew the cow wouldn’t have much commercial value. “But she was a real sweetheart,” she said. Today, Thrasher has five cows (Buttercup, Moon, Honey, Ginger and Clementine). Moon’s twins, Honey and Ginger, were born three years ago, and they both calved last year. Two more calves are due in August. All the cows are Jerseys, which are smaller than the more-familiar black-and-white Holsteins typically used in commercial dairies. Thrasher is currently milking three cows and has staggered


relative predictability of dairy farming, which is less vulnerable than crops to a late frost or a violent storm.

always going to have some kind of critter — I like critters,” she said. Rapp grew up around farming and worked on cowmilk dairies. He even sold bull semen for a while, said Gonzalez Ortega. After they got a small herd of goats, Rapp learned cheese-making working for Ed Welch, who started Sunny Pine three decades ago. So when Welch retired in 2014, Rapp and Gonzalez Ortega bought the business. “It was a huge learning curve for me,” said Gonzalez Ortega, whose previous professional experience was in early-childhood education and art. Rapp switched the dairy to year-round milk production and added new markets. Today they supply about 90 stores, restaurants and farmers markets. “We took it and ran with it,” said Gonzalez Ortega. “Now cheese is flying off the shelf and we’re struggling to meet the

at the Glover Street Market. Sunny Pine also sells cheese at Sweet River Bakery in Pateros. Their yogurt is available at Hank’s. Sunny Pine’s goat cheese is on the menu at the Freestone Inn and several restaurants and wineries in Chelan, Leavenworth and Seattle.

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their pregnancies so she can maintain high milk production year-round. Calves are bottlefed with their mother’s milk and start on pasture at three or four months. Now that the cows are getting lush pasture grass, each one produces about eight gallons a day — a generous amount for a Jersey, said Thrasher. She currently sells about 85 gallons of milk each week. She milks with a mechanical vacuum pump. “It’s two generations above handmilking,” she said. The milk is vat-pasteurized, which is the most minimal processing possible. Jerseys produce milk with a higher milk-fat content than some other cows. Because it isn’t homogenized, the cream

floats to the top, giving people the option of skimming it off to use as cream (leaving low-fat or skim milk) or shaking it for rich, whole milk. Thrasher’s approach to farming is at the other end of the spectrum from a major industrial operation. She has three draft horses for mowing, raking and planting and uses a tractor to put up hay for the cows and horses. Doubletree Farm is named for the tool that hooks a team of draft horses to the implement they’re pulling, not for a pair of trees. Beyond the buttery flavor of their milk, Thrasher likes Jerseys for their gentle demeanor. “Buttercup pretty much always stops for a face scratching,” she said.


Sam Thrasher currently sells about 85 gallons of milk a week from her Doubletree Farm operations. Photo by Marcy Stamper

Methow Valley


Locally grown Wool Blankets Available at the Mazama Store!

BCS Livestock Grass fed lamb available at the Winthrop Evergreen IGA, Arrowleaf Bistro, & Mazama Store

Species-specific nesting habitat for birds, bats and native pollinators





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fiNd iT aT The farmers markeTs

Farmers markets offer local produce, art and handicraft items at several locations in and around the Methow Valley.

methow Valley Farmers market Saturday, 9 a.m.–noon Methow Valley Community Center, Highway 20, Twisp April-October

Winthrop market Farmers markets offer fresh choices. Photo by don nelson

Sunday, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Mack Lloyd Park, Highway 20, Winthrop

Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend

Brewster Farmers market Saturday, 9 a.m.–2 p.m. Wednesday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. June-October 98 Oak St. (Wells Park)

okanogan Valley Farmers market Saturday, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. American Legion Park, Second and Harley streets, Okanogan May-October

okanogan Valley Farmers market Tuesday, 3:30–6:30 p.m. Civic League Park, Central and Ash streets, Omak June-October



Artistic, Methow Made recycled wood tables

Retail outlets that carry local or regional produce include the Mazama Store, Glover Street Market, Hank’s Harvest Foods, Evergreen IGA, Lone Pine Espresso, YardFood and the Carlton General Store.


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Fruit & produce available at the Methow Valley Farmer’s Market every Saturday & at our Winthrop fruit stand

On-site catering available: receptions, reunions, parties ESPRESSO & Free Wi-Fi

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Directory of Advertisers Artists & Artisans Bruce Morrison Sculpture Capturing your vision in hand carved wood and stone.

(509) 429-7726, (509) 997-4805 402 Bridge St. Twisp WA 98856

Lucid Glassworks Samantha Carlin

509-341-9102 PO Box 1061, 408 Lincoln St. Twisp, WA 98856

Handcrafted ceramic wares inspired by nature for yourself and for your home.

(509) 341-4710

Nicole Ringgold Jewelry Designs

Swanson Woodcraft

(509) 449-5957

Working out of her home studio in Twisp, Ginger’s paintings have a depth, movement and jewel-like quality to the color (509) 997-2721 or (509) 995-2471 that make them truly unique. On display at the Twisp River Suites. See Display ad on page 5


Hand fabricated jewelry inspired by nature. Located inside the greenhouse at Yard Food in Twisp, WA.

40+ years experience in custom furniture and cabinetry for new construction or interior remodels. Licensed & bonded – local references available.

Rick Swanson (509) 996-2297 PO Box 1196, 20 Pleasant View Dr., Winthrop. WA 98862

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ouzel Glassworks

Winthrop Gallery Handblown glass by Laura Aspenwall. Studio visits welcome. Selling at the Twisp Farmer’s Market on Saturdays during the summer.

(509) 996-3316 227 Wolf Creek Road, Winthrop, WA 98862

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Custom iron work featuring functionally decorative and architectural applications.

(509) 996-9894 Winthrop, WA 98862 See Display ad on page 5

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Ginger Reddington

The Slag Works

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Emily Post Pottery

Handblown glass gallery and demonstration studio offering functional glassware featuring “Dot” Tumblers. Located on the TwispWorks campus. Check website for hours.

(509) 996-3925 237 Riverside Ave. Downtown Winthrop, WA 98862

Representing many professional artists of the region as a cooperative gallery. Staffed and managed entirely by its artist members and volunteers.

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Brewers old Schoolhouse Brewery

(509) 996-3183 155 Riverside Winthrop, WA 98862 See Display ad on page 14

Voted best small brewery in Washington State. Scrumptious eats, award-winning craft beers, riverside patio. Open 7 days a week. Taproom now open at TwispWorks.

Eateries Certified organic hard cider, no added sulfites or preservatives.

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Coffee Roasters Blue Star Coffee Roasters

(509) 997-2583 3 Twisp Airport Road Twisp, WA 98856

Wholesale providers of world class, hand-crafted coffee. Visit our roasting plant & coffee bar in Twisp. Open Monday - Saturday, 7:30am - 4:30pm.

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Lariat Coffee Roasters Stop by our shop for locally roasted coffee, brewing equipment and more. Also available for sale throughout the Methow or visit our online store.

(509) 996-3371 6 Horizon Flat Rd, Winthrop, WA 98862

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Cinnamon Twisp Bakery TWISP BA KER AMON NN Y CI

(509) 997-5030 116 North Glover Street Twisp, WA 98856

Handcrafted breads, bagels & pastries baked daily with local, organic ingredients. Breakfast, lunch, cookies, bars & dessert items galore! Espresso, smoothies & shakes. Delightful service in the heart of Twisp.

Fruit & Produce Growers Smallwood Farms

(509) 422-2444 23090 Hwy. 20 Okanogan, WA 98840 See Display ad on page 19

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Rocking Horse Bakery Delectable pastries and savory breakfast delights, organic Espresso, salads, sandwiches and soups featuring local ingredients handcrafted in Winthrop’s favorite gathering spot.

Furniture Twisp Tam Creations

(509) 996-4241 265 Riverside Ave., Downtown Winthrop, 98862 See Display ad on page 24

Sun Mountain Lodge

(800) 572-0493 604 Patterson Lake Rd. Winthrop, WA 98862 See Display ad on page 12

Tamra Jennings (509) 997-7799 Sun Mountain Lodge features 112 guest rooms, two restaurants, lakefront cabins, two pools, spa services, gear rentals, shopping and 60 kilometers of trails. Call 800.572.0493 for reservations. www. sunmountainlodge. com.

We strive to grow the highest quality fruit and produce. Come visit us for espresso. Our restaurant is open daily serving breakfast and lunch on the deck.

Artistic Methow Made recycled wood tables, built to your specs. I also repair and refinish furniture. Reasonable pricing.

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Local Goods

Misty Fjord Seafood Producers

Bluebird Grain Farms

(509) 996-3526 PO Box 1082 Winthrop, WA 98862 See Display ad on page 10

Your source for the finest 100% organic grains, fresh-milled flour and whole-grain blends, including mixes for greattasting and nutritious cereals, pancakes, pilafs and more.

Door No. 3 Print Studio Studio and shop open Saturdays 10am - 3pm and by appointment. Offering printed goods for sale and custom letterpress printing for your business or special occasion.

(509) 449-1081 TwispWorks Bldg 9 Twisp, WA 98856

Hotspot Fire Pits Made in the Methow Valley by craftspeople and skilled metalworkers who are dedicated to quality and longevity. Multiple (509) 997-4766 sizes and a variety (888) 295-4765 of accessories available. See Display ad on page 24

Intertwined Designs (360) 319-0342

eqpd Merging great design and local manufacturing with a variety of LastBags, WideTotes and other everyday gear built for everyone

(509) 997-2010 TwispWorks 502 Glover Street, Twisp WA 98856 See Display ad on page 14

Hank’s Harvest Foods

(509) 997-7711 412 Hwy 20, Twisp WA 98856

Family owned and operated since 1975. Open Mon - Sat, 7am - 9pm & Sunday, 8am 8pm

(509) 996-2382

Intertwined Designs Produces Organic, Eco-Friendly Clothing that is Handmade in Mazama. Celebrating 17 years of Making Clothing in the North Cascades. Visit our Website.

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A little bit of everything good...

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McFarland Creek Lamb Ranch

(509) 923-1916

Methow Valley Woolens

(509) 996-3159 19100 Hwy. 20 Winthrop, WA 98862

Natural grass-fed lamb & wool blankets from the wool of our sheep. We raise our animals humanely and deliver a natural, wholesome product while sustaining and improving the land.

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Nice Nests

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Functional, species-specific nesting habitats for birds, bats, and native pollinators. Hand-crafted from salvaged scrap wood in Twisp, WA. On-site installation/consultation available.

Pinetooth Press & Woodshed Ink

(509) 996-2855 50 Lost River Rd Mazama, WA 98833

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(509) 699-0349 Twisp, WA

Mazama Store

Wild salmon direct from the fisherman to you.

McFarland Creek Lamb Ranch is a small sheep farm near the town of Methow. Our products include yarn (hand dyed/natural), roving, fleece and meat.

Visit our print shop in Winthrop or email Bryan about your custom project. Made Right. Made Right Here.

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Local Goods, Cont.

Wineries Lost River Winery

Robins Egg Bleu

Demystifying wine & bringing joy to your table from the Methow Valley since 2002. Visit our tasting room in Winthrop.

Antiques, collectibles, vintage home and garden. Repurposed, recycled and locally crafted décor and furniture. Whimsical and needful things. Patina and rust!!

(509) 996-8297 501 HWY 20 Winthrop, WA 98862

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Local Organizations Sunny Pine Farm & Delivery Service Certified organic goat dairy & delivery service. Methow made chèvre, feta & yogurt, honoring the earth, the goat & your taste buds.

(509) 997-4812 932A Twisp River Road, Twisp, WA 98856 See Display ad on page 12

Thomson’s Custom Meats stom Cu

USDA certified meat shop selling all varieties of meats natural meats. (509) 997-9353 Specializing in handcrafted sausage and 992 Twisp Carlton Rd. smoked meats.


Twisp, WA 98856

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Wild Hearts Nursery

(509) 341-4819 809 T/W Eastside Road PO Box 788 Winthrop, WA 98862

Open Friday, Saturday & Sunday 10-5, AprilOctober. We grow and offer for sale a variety of trees, shrubs, perennials, vines and evergreens all raised right here in the Methow Valley.

Methow Conservancy The Methow Conservancy is a non-profit organization (509) 996-2870 dedicated to inspiring people to care for and conserve the 315 Riverside Avenue/PO Box 71 land of the Winthrop, WA 98862 Methow Valley. See Display ad on page 13

Methow Recycles

The valley’s only Recycling Center. Twisp: Open Tues. & Thurs. 10am-4pm, Sat. 9am-4pm, 12 Twisp Airport Rd. Winthrop: Open 24/7 (509) 997-0520 on Horizon Flats Rd. Check our website for materials accepted. 12 Airport Road, Twisp See Display ad on page 11

Radio KTRT 97.5 FM The Methow Valley’s own independent radio station featuring an eclectic mix of music and programming.

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Made in the Methow 2017  

What you can find — and where to find it — for all things Made in the Methow.

Made in the Methow 2017  

What you can find — and where to find it — for all things Made in the Methow.